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New Jersey State Park Service

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The Hermitage Historic Site Overview

The original section of the Hermitage House was built in the mid-18th century and visited by George Washington and his staff during the Revolutionary War. In 1845, the house was transformed by architect William Ranlett into one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in North America.

Visitors to The Hermitage now have access to three interactive tablets installed in the new permanent orientation gallery, just off the gift shop. Before taking a docent-led tour, visitors can use the tablets to learn about the history of The Hermitage, Theodosia Prevost and George Washington, the entrepreneurial Rosencrantz family, the cotton mill, recreation in the 1890s and the early 20th century tea room. The Hermitage is leased by the Friends of the Hermitage, Inc. who conducts all tours, programming and events at the site.

For more details and program information, visit the official Friend’s group website THE FRIENDS OF THE HERMITAGE

Facilities for People with Disabilities
We encourage people with disabilities who require special considerations to contact the historic site / park at the phone number listed in the general information on the home page of the historic site / park. The staff will assist with arrangements. Text telephone (TT) users, please call the NJ Relay Services at (800) 852-7899.

For the Comfort and Enjoyment of All
This historic site / park is part of the NJ State Park system and your cooperation with the following will help ensure the survival of the museum collections, historic structures & features and surrounding property for the enjoyment and education of future generations!

  • Keep your historic site / park and surrounding property clean and green! Protect this site by taking your trash with you. Whatever you carry into the site, plan on carrying it out too. Bring a bag or two for trash, recycling and cleaning up after your pet. There are no trash receptacles at this site. Thank you!
  • No Smoking on NJ State Park Service Property. Pursuant to N.J.P.L.2005, c.383 (C.26:3D-56)
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at state historic sites [ N.J.A.C. 7:2-2.6]
  • The collection or removal of any object from State Park property is prohibited without written permission from the Superintendent.
  • Use of metal detecting devices on or unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) on or over the property is not permitted without a special use permit (SUP) from the State historic site / park.
  • Commercial photography is not permitted on the property without a special use permit (SUP) from the historic site / park.
  • Interior photography, videotaping or audio taping are not permitted in the historic structure / visitor center / museum, except by prior written permission and for educational purposes only.
  • Non-commercial photography is permitted on the property (outside), but please help preserve the historic site / park and any surrounding property by not attaching anything to, climbing or sitting on historic structures and features or disturbing any plants, wild or cultivated. Photography may not interfere with other visitors to the historic site / park or impede site operations.
  • Food and beverages; pets/animals, except for service animals, are not permitted in the historic structure / visitor center / museum.
  • Please refrain from touching objects/furnishings in and building components of historic structures and museums, except where invited to do so by staff.

Please contact this historic site / park with specific inquiries about any of these restrictions, as there may be some variations at this specific historic site / park.

Access to the building is by guided tours only. For the preservation of the collections, visitors are asked not to touch or sit on the historic furnishings. First floor of the building is ADA accessible.

Please help preserve this historic site and surrounding gardens by not climbing or sitting on historic features. Complete listing of New Jersey State Parks Rules and Regulations.


Phone Number

335 Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423

Historic Site Hours

The park grounds are free to walk Tuesday through Friday 10 am till 4 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm till 4 pm.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15. There are tours on Thursday by appointment for groups of four or more.

Park Fees

Entrance Fee Free to walk the grounds.

Tour Fee
$10.00 per person

For group tours of 6 or more, please call 201-445-8311 x102 or email

Additional programming & event fees apply.

Other Related Fees
Map / Directions

GPS Coordinates
41.000110 , -74.095890